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The Geology of Thailand (Paperback)

Product Code: GOTHP
Series: GSL Geology of - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by M F Ridd, A J Barber and M J Crow
Publication Date: 06 July 2011
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This is the first volume in the English language to cover the entire range of the geology of Thailand since the joint Thai–US account by Brown et al. exactly 60 years ago. Over this period there has been a phenomenal growth in interest in this core area of SE Asia. This has been led by geologists in Thailand, but with important and highly significant input from geologists based elsewhere in Asia and in Europe, Australasia and North America. Some of that research was prompted by commercial considerations, since Thailand has important energy and mineral resources, while other research has sought to understand better the stratigraphic and structural history, including the plate-tectonic story which Thailand’s rocks reveal. This new volume seeks to bring together all of this knowledge into a single accessible book; it is the work of an international team drawn from Thailand, Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and the UK.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-319-2
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-319-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Weight: 1.85 kg


Glossary of commonly-used Thai geographical terms

  1. Introduction to the geology of Thailand M. F. Ridd, A. J. Barber & M. J. Crow
  2. Age and evolution of the basement rocks in Thailand B. T. Hansen & K. Wemmer
  3. Lower Palaeozoic M. F. Ridd
  4. Devonian T. Wongwanich & A. J. Boucot
  5. Carboniferous and Permian K. Ueno & T. Charoentitirat
  6. Triassic C. Chonglakmani
  7. Jurassic A. Meesook & W. Saengsrichan
  8. Cretaceous A. Meesook
  9. Subsurface Carboniferous – Cretaceous geology of NE Thailand J. Booth & N. Sattayarak
  10. Tertiary stratigraphy C. K. Morley & A. Racey
  11. Structural geology of Thailand during the Cenozoic C. K. Morley, P. Charusiri & I. M. Watkinson
  12. Quaternary M. Choowong
  13. Petroleum geology A. Racey
  14. Coal deposits B. Ratanasthien
  15. Volcanic rocks S. M. Barr & P. Charusiri
  16. Granitic rocks E. J. Cobbing
  17. Metalliferous minerals M. J. Crow & Khin Zaw
  18. Regional geophysics J. Milsom
  19. The origin, movement and assembly of the pre-Tertiary tectonic units of Thailand A. J. Barber, M. F. Ridd & M. J. Crow
  20. Tectonic and thermal evolution of Thailand in the regional context of SE Asia M. P. Searle & C. K. Morley
  21. Tektites K. T. Howard
Appendix: Radiometric ages of Thailand rocks M. J. Crow
Foldout map: Generalized geological map of Thailand


Review by Thomas Hofmann
Review featured in Jahrbuch Der Geologischen Bundesanstalt Dec 2012

Numerous excellent figures and a long list of references at the end of each chapter make this book a standalone monograph for the next decades to all people who are interested in several geoscientific aspects of Thailand and even for SE Asia.

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